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How A Handful Of California Power Brokers Work To Further Inequality

Capital & Main | Bill Raden | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. By 2010 California, shaken by recession, found itself in a close race with New Mexico for ha...

Mollie Reilly

Newsom Takes First Step Toward Running For California Governor | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday that he is opening a committee to run for governor in 2018, taking his first...

California Appeals Ruling Overturning Foie Gras Ban

AP | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California filed an appeal Wednesday of a federal judge's ruling that blocked the state's ban on the sale of foie gras — a deli...

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Won't Seek Dem Nomination For Open Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

California's Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Facebook Monday that he won't seek the Democratic nomination in 2016 to succeed retiring Se...

Younger California Democrats Will Jockey To Replace Barbara Boxer

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Boxer's decision not to seek re-election to a fifth term provides a rare opening for ambitious California Democrats w...

Kamala Harris Speaks Out On 'Inevitability' Of Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she is "not opposed" to legalizing marijuana, but stopped short of endorsing efforts to do so in the Go...

Samantha Lachman

The Candidate Who Promised To 'Disrupt' Congress Couldn't Get Enough Bandwidth | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna had seemingly everything he needed to unseat Rep. Mike Honda (D) ...

Ex-Lawmaker Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail Leaves After An Hour Thanks To Overcrowding

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

California prisons are so overcrowded that one former lawmaker recently sentenced to 90 days in prison was released almost immediately. In January,...

Paul Blumenthal

Sandra Fluke's Election Bid Opposed By One Big-Spending Businessman | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bill Bloomfield, the Republican-turned-independent real estate titan, nearly toppled Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in 2012 after putting ...

California City Makes A Dramatic Move Against Cigarette Sales

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

A Northern California city has become the first in the state to approve raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases. Healdsburg, California's cit...

Voting for Solutions, Standing Against Hate

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 12.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Prop. 187, and it also marks when the tide turned for Latinos in California.

Samantha Lachman

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda Face Off In Debate Co-Hosted By HuffPost | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democrat Ro Khanna will face off in the sole debate for California's 17th District seat, with questions from The Huffin...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Says His Call To Drug-Test Lawmakers Was 'A Joke'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

In a radio interview Friday morning, Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for California governor, made a push for regularly drug-testing state law...

Dem Takes Back Endorsement Of Former GOP Opponent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Former Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Lee Rogers said Thursday that he was un-endorsing one of his former Republican opponents, who he said ha...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Making Rare Return To California Capital

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Governator is back. Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to the state capital on Monday for two high-profile public eve...

The Chamber Of Commerce Just Threw Some Major Shade At A GOP House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) may feel a little more than stung by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of his Democratic ...

California Senate Passes Ban On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By AARON MENDELSON SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulat...

Anti-Citizens United Measure Kicked Off California Ballot

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

The California Supreme Court has blocked an advisory measure gauging public opinion on unlimited campaign donations from appearing on the state's ball...

Samantha Lachman

Anti-Super PAC Democrat Gets A Super PAC | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Democratic House candidate who has consistently voiced opposition to super PAC spending that supports his opponent now has a super PAC of his own. ...

California Tightens Restrictions On Handguns

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California, July 19 (Reuters) - California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be alt...

Republican Demands Recount In Top California Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Republican Lesli Gooch’s campaign called for a recount Wednesday in California’s 31st District, which Democrats consider one of their best pick-up...

Dem Group Boosts Rep's GOP Challenger In Hopes Of Splitting Primary Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

One of the most contentious primaries in the country reached a fever pitch Thursday after a labor-backed Democratic political action committee adopted...

Break-In Reported At GOP House Candidate's Campaign Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Police responded to a reported break-in at a Republican congressional candidate's campaign headquarters in San Diego on Wednesday. NBC 7 San Diego ...

5 Reasons I'm Supporting Marianne Williamson for Congress

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

"We don't need a new third party in America -- we need a new FIRST party." -- Swami Beyondananda There's that classic bumper sticker I saw again rece...

Meet the Next Todd Akin: California GOP Lawmaker Tim Donnelly Touts Conspiracy Theory, Confederate Flag

John Hrabe | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
John Hrabe

The Republican candidate, who as of today would make the November run-off, has turned to conspiracy theories and a defense of the Confederate flag to appeal to voters.